Welcome, New SETDA Board Members and Officers
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) announced its Board of Directors and Officers for the 2012-2013 year at the Annual Convocation at the Emerging Technologies Forum in San Diego California:
- Jeff Mao (ME), Chair
- Melinda Stanley (KS), Vice Chair
- Cathy Poplin, (AZ), Treasurer
- Rick Gaisford (UT), Secretary
- Larry Cocco (NJ)
- Karen Kahan (TX)
- David Walddon (Emeritus)
- Peter Drescher (VT)
- Neill Kimrey (NC)
Newly elected board members Neill Kimrey and Peter Drescher (VT) join the SETDA board after several years as an active committee members and contributors.
About the New Board Members
Vermont Department of Education
Education Technology Coordinator
Peter recently served as co-chair of the Innovations and Partnerships Committee where he worked closely with his co-chair, SETDA staff, and others on the committee in strengthening the role of corporate partners, helping to coordinate SETDA meetings and annual events and contributing positively to monthly phone meetings. He has represented SETDA at other association meetings such as the CoSN conference, Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, and the Global Technology Summit that took place in 2011.
“I have been a SETDA member for five years and as my commitment to the organization has grown, so has my belief that SETDA can become an important national voice as we tackle the challenges of technology in schools.” said Peter Drescher.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Director,
Neill Kimrey has been a member of SETDA since the Summer 2009. He has attended and been engaged in the fall Leadership Summits and the summer Emerging Technology Forums & Annual Convocation Programs. He recently represented North Carolina and SETDA as a state representative at the “On the Hill” meeting. Neill’s expertise has been often called upon to present about various educational technology topics including Leadership and Advocacy, the NC Education Cloud, and the push to “go digital” in North Carolina’s schools at SETDA events.
“As states move from traditional to digital resources, and from paper-?pencil assessment to online assessments, SETDA can assist states with collaboration. Increased collaboration in these areas leads to economy of scale, which applies to implementation and end-?user training, not just funding” shared Neill Kimrey in his recent statement to the SETDA membership.
Please take a moment to connect with our new and returning board members.